Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
From South Africa. Most of the ice plants with large, brilliant flowers belong to this genus, which includes plants formerly called Oscularia. Plants are fleshy, erect or trailing, woody at base. Select in bloom for the color you want. Cut back lightly after bloom to eliminate fruit capsules, encourage new leafy growth. Good at seashore. Flowers attract bees.
Grows to 6 in. high. Leaves look like agglomerations of tiny green pyramids. Flowers are pale pink daisies.
Sprawling or trailing to 1 ft. high and 1 1/2–2 ft. wide. Three-sided gray-green leaves. Planting becomes a carpet of gleaming color from late winter to spring, when the 2–2 1/2-in.-wide, pink, rose pink, red, or purple flowers are in bloom.
Grows 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. White flowers with chartreuse blotch; mid to late season.
These bushy, 2–4-ft. plants have handsome foliage and medium-size blossoms that may be single, s...